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Barjor
04-29-2002, 12:44 PM
http://www.geek.com/news/geeknews/2002apr/gee20020426011412.htm

hk_mp5kpdw
04-29-2002, 01:05 PM
I work at the FAA headquarters building in Washington, DC. I haven't heard anything yet about this from anybody down here, but I'm not in the loop. I have a couple coworkers who are in-the-know a little bit more than I am, maybe I can ask them if they've heard anything.

Xterria
04-29-2002, 03:36 PM
whatever the ffa is...
freaky fruit asses?
i dont wanna read those stupid articles

Barjor
04-29-2002, 04:06 PM
That is a very good point xterria. I am thankful you shared your valuable opinion and life experience with me.

Govtcheez
04-29-2002, 04:46 PM
> whatever the ffa is...

It's the FAA, dork. It's the only thing that keeps me from crashing a plane into your house.

I think it's doing the right thing, yeah. If the DD had been a little less destructive, I'd be with them. Posting confidential documents and passing it off as testing security is a pretty crappy thing to do; they should have just emailed someone at the FAA and told them their vulnerabilities, not changed the site to show how 1337 they are.

Barjor
04-29-2002, 04:47 PM
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golfinguy4
04-29-2002, 05:31 PM
I agree w/Govtcheez.

/EDIT/ P.S. For a good joke, look at the last keylogger thread in the windows forum. Now s/he was pretty 1337. /EDIT/

Betazep
04-29-2002, 06:17 PM
I think it would have been more creative to add one link on the page instead of defacing the whole thing. The one link could be to a free webserver http doc that outlines the vulnerability.

They will probably get busted and receive harsh punishment. Then the government will hire them for 250K a year. ;)

novacain
04-30-2002, 03:57 AM
Check some MS servers for known vunerabilities (by the version running) and you will find even MS can't keep up with its own security patches.

If you run MS servers your insurance is more expensive.